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10 Qualities of a Great Nurse Educator
#6: Social Skills
You don’t have to be the most vivacious flower in the garden, but it does help as a Nurse Educator
to be open and communicative, among other things. Basic social skills are important as a teacher, because you are a role model to your students. Emotionally we learn to manage strong feelings such as anger and show empathy for others, which can be helpful when managing difficult students. Ethically we develop the ability to sincerely care for others and engage in socially-responsible actions, which is of utmost importance when shaping the minds of future nurses. Behaviorally we learn specific communication skills such as sharing and turn-taking – imagine a hospital without these skills, and you begin to realize how important they are.